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Puckett Family Papers

The Puckett Family Papers consist primarily of correspondence in 1944 and 1945 between Beth Norvell Puckett, a Greensboro resident, and her husband Lewis Puckett, who was stationed overseas with the U. S. Navy for over a year and a half during the latter part of World War II.

This is an extremely rich collection of letters which document, in extensive detail, the single parent life that World War II thrust upon millions of women. Beth Puckett assumed the position as head of the household, raising their two children, Sherry and Steven, during Lewis’s absence. The correspondence also documents the importance of extended family, which for Beth meant the assistance that her mother and father, Joy and D. W. Norvell -- who lived nearby and ran the D. W. Norvell Tent Manufacturing Company in Greensboro -- gave to their daughter.

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